WSCC ATHLETICS: Connor Bruce wins individual low medalist title as WSCC men’s golf finishes tournament runner-up; basketball sweeps Southern Union


Wallace State's Men's Golf Team carded a 14-over 590 overall, opening the event with a 292 on Friday and closing with a 293 on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Russell Moore)

HANCEVILLE, ALA. — Wallace State sophomore Connor Bruce won individual medalist honors at the Coastal Alabama Invitational over the weekend, and the Lions finished as the tournament runner-up in a playoff.

Bruce, a Mortimer Jordan graduate, finished with a 5-under par 139 (69-70) at Rock Creek Golf Club in Fairhope, notching his first collegiate individual championship.

Wallace State, playing in its second tournament of the season, finished runner-up as a group after Mississippi Gulf Coast outlasted the Lions in a two-hole playoff. Wallace State carded a 14-over 590 overall, opening the event with a 292 on Friday and closing with a 293 on Saturday. Calhoun finished third.

For the Lions, Matt Smith placed 10th overall, carding a 5-over 149 (72-77). Anthony Lumpkin finished with a 6-over 150 (77-73) and Carter Goodwin with a 154.

Cody Maddox rounded out the field for Wallace State.

Wallace State’s next tournament is at Point Mallard in Decatur, beginning on March 3.

Wallace State basketball sweeps Southern Union

Wallace State’s basketball teams swept Southern Union at home on Sunday. The Lady Lions (23-5, 7-2 Alabama Community College Conference) prevailed 78-72 and the men extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 65-48 victory, maintaining first place in the ACCC North.

Four Lady Lions finished with double figures against the Lady Bison. Channing Gafford registered a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Miajah Bullock poured in 13 points and Kyra Williams and Jasmine Baker scored 10 points apiece. Freshman Anna Mathis added seven points and eight rebounds.

Southern Union led 26-24 at the end of the first quarter. Wallace State surged in the second quarter, sustaining a 46-35 advantage by the half. The Lady Lions held a 59-56 edge heading into the fourth. 

Wallace State’s women have already secured the second seed in the ACCC North for next month’s conference tournament.

Meanwhile, Wallace State’s men (23-5, 11-1) are two wins away from winning the ACCC North regular-season title after a convincing win against the Bison.

Sophomore Mike Johnson scored a game-high 18 points for Wallace State, and Markise Davis had 17 points and five rebounds off the bench.

Chris Rollins added nine points off the bench for the Lions and Max Clark had seven points.

Wallace State’s men host Bevill State on Thursday at 5 p.m.

The Lady Lions are idle until Feb. 25. 

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